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Thomas "Tom" Chock

October 6, 1944 — October 16, 2023

Grey Eagle, Minnesota

Thomas "Tom" Chock

 

Thomas J. “Tom” Chock, age 79 of Grey Eagle, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Monday, October 16, 2023 at his home near Grey Eagle, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 19 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle with Rev. Ronald Dockendorf officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Melrose Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will be in the Annunciation Cemetery in Mayhew Lake.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Thomas John Chock was born October 6, 1944 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to John and Ann (Narog) Chock. He graduated from John Marshall High School in 1962 and served in the U.S. Navy with the Sea Bee’s, Unit 11 from 1962 through 1965. Tom worked at the New Brighton Arsenal and later began building and owning apartment buildings in Monticello in 1970. He began trucking in 1975 for Advance United Expressways for nine years while he continued to build and own apartment buildings, which he did for 42 years. Tom finished the third building and started building homes with other local contractors until his retirement.

Tom was united in marriage to Darlene Wruck, the love of his life, on March 4, 1995 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle, American Legion in Monticello, and the Todd County Food Drive.  Tom enjoyed spending time with his family, woodworking, remodeling his home, playing cards, and helping others when there was a construction project that needed to be done.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene Chock of Grey Eagle; daughters, Lisa Peet of Brooklyn Center, Laura Woodward of Monticello, Marcy Beal of Big Lake, and Katie Chock of Minneapolis; stepchildren, Linda Ratka (Jim Solien) of Minneapolis, Julie (David) Surma of St. Cloud, and Daniel Ratka of Minneapolis; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Carol (Peter) Hanson of Columbia Heights and Marilyn (Tom) Dziekciowski of Monticello; and the Wruck family who welcomed Tom into their family.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; and stepson, David Ratka.

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Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, October 19, 2023

9:30 - 11:00 am

Saint Joseph's Catholic Church

118 Minnesota St W, Grey Eagle, MN 56336

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am

Saint Joseph's Catholic Church

118 Minnesota St W, Grey Eagle, MN 56336

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